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Carlota López-Fernández; Esther Paños; José-Reyes Ruiz-Gallardo – Journal of Environmental Education, 2024
This article presents the assessment of two educational secondhand clothing markets developed at two high schools in Albacete. One of them involved money and the other was based on barter, and both included an awareness-raising phase to promote responsible consumption. Although all students were involved, only those who organized the experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 12, Consumer Education
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Harris, Cornelia B.; Oliveira, Alandeom W.; Levy, Brett L. M.; Berkowitz, Alan R.; Bowser, Chris – Journal of Environmental Education, 2023
In response to growing concern about the increased disconnect between youth and their outdoor environment, this study examines how nature-based citizen science experiences with a local animal (American eels) influence urban adolescents' (high-school students) sense of place in a US city. The juvenile American eel is a unique animal due to its…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, High School Students, Animals
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Leckey, Erin H.; Littrell, Megan K.; Okochi, Christine; González-Bascó, Ián; Gold, Anne; Rosales-Collins, Samantha – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
How can youth become leaders in their communities' resilience efforts? The Lentes en Cambio Climático (LECC) filmmaking program aimed to empower students to investigate how a changing climate affects their lives and use their own findings to inspire local resilience. Secondary students in LECC created films that explore the experiences of…
Descriptors: Local Issues, Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Informal Education
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Frank, Pascal; Fischer, Daniel; Stanszus, Laura; Grossman, Paul; Schrader, Ulf – Journal of Environmental Education, 2021
Over the past two decades, mindfulness meditation has received increasing attention in academia and various fields of practice. More recently, it has also been introduced into environmental and sustainability education (ESE) settings. This study offers a first exploratory investigation of learner experiences with consumption-specific mindfulness…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Environmental Education
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Collins, Courtney; Corkery, Ilse; McKeown, Sean; McSweeney, Lynda; Flannery, Kevin; Kennedy, Declan; O'Riordan, Ruth – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
Children comprise many of the visitors to zoos every year, yet few studies have explored the impact of a zoo visit on children's learning. This study employed a repeated measure design using data gathered from 500 questionnaires to investigate students' knowledge, attitude, and behavior before and after visiting a zoo or aquarium in Ireland. A…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Student Behavior
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Camasso, Michael J.; Jagannathan, Radha – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
In this article we describe the development, implementation, and some of the early impacts of Nurture thru Nature (NtN), an American after-school and summer program designed to introduce elementary school students in disadvantaged, urban public schools to natural science and environmental education. The program, which began operations in 2010 as a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Summer Programs, Elementary School Students, Natural Resources
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Tugurian, Linda P.; Carrier, Sarah J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
This qualitative research explores children's environmental identity by describing how fifth grade children view their relationship with the natural world alongside their experience of elementary school science. Qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with 17 grade 5 children was supported with a survey that included responses to open-ended…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
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Yocco, Victor S.; Bruskotter, Jeremy; Wilson, Robyn; Heimlich, Joseph E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Effectively communicating environmental issues to motivate visitors' behavior is critical for zoos to accomplish their missions. We examined the relationship between zoo visitors' environmental concern and agreement with messages framed by environmental concern. Findings from two zoos (N = 298; N = 400), using two message formats, provided nearly…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Animals, Environmental Education, Audiences
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Stevenson, Kathryn T.; Peterson, M. Nils; Carrier, Sarah J.; Strnad, Renee L.; Bondell, Howard D.; Kirby-Hathaway, Terri; Moore, Susan E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Significant life experience research suggests that the presence of role models, time outdoors, and nature-related media foster pro-environmental behavior, but most research is qualitative. Based on a random sample of middle school students in North Carolina, USA, we found limited positive associations between presence of a role model and time…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Environmental Education, Correlation, Role Models
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Powers, Richard B. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1986
Describes a simulation game that emphasizes cooperative rather than explorative strategies for managing a biological resource. Presents evaluation findings and compares student ratings with evaluations from a similar cross-cultural game. The evaluation form used is included in an appendix. (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Games, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Westphal, Joanne M.; Halverson, Wesley F. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1986
Examines the nature and extent of behavioral changes exhibited by participants of an action oriented environmental program which focused on Lake Michigan's water quality. Outlines the program's objectives and assesses long-term behavioral modifications resulting from involvement in the decision-making process. (ML)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Environmental Education
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Szagun, Gisela; Mesenholl, Elke – Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Assessed the ethical and emotional concerns about nature by West German Adolescents (n=830) aged 12, 15, and 18. Scores were highest for 12-year-olds, and 15- and 18-year-old females scored higher than their male counterparts. Each age group judged harm to ecosystems as immoral and more unacceptable than harm to humans. (Contains 21 references.)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Analysis of Variance, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Leeming, Frank C.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1995
The construction and validation of an environmental attitudes and knowledge scale designed for children is described. The scale fills a need for a research instrument with sound psychometric properties that can be used in a variety of research settings and that will allow comparisons of results across studies. (LZ)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Junior High Schools
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Kirts, Carla A.; Tumeo, Mark A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1991
Reports results of a survey of 36 college students who played the Commons Game. This game was developed to illustrate the behavioral patterns, complexities, and frustrations involved in management of commons resources, cited as a major concern for future generations. (10 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Educational Games
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Keen, Meg – Journal of Environmental Education, 1991
A study examines the influence of a Sunship Earth education program on fifth and sixth grade students (n=578). Results indicate that students who attended the program increased their ecological knowledge significantly. Participation did not result in more positive environmental attitudes. (17 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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